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overexert

[oh-ver-ig-zurt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to exert excessively.
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Origin of overexert

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + exert
Related formso·ver·ex·ert·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·ex·er·tion, noun
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Related Words for overexerted

tighten, injure, tear, twist, sprain, weaken, drain, sap, overwork, cripple, weary, disable, fatigue, impoverish, frazzle, distend, pull, task, tire, extend

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Historical Examples of overexerted

  • "You have overexerted yourself this morning," she said, as soon as it seemed safe to speak.

    Man and Wife

    Wilkie Collins